When Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake announced on the Senate floor Tuesday he wouldn't seek re-election, Sens. John McCain and Bob Corker -- two Republican senators who had already defied the President -- were there on the floor, sitting side by side across the aisle from Flake.
Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2018, and then promptly took the Senate floor and began a lengthy screed against the state of Republican politics in the Trump era.
Senators were stunned Tuesday when their colleague Sen. Jeff Flake, an Arizona Republican and occasional target of President Donald Trump's ire, walked onto the Senate floor, delivered a blistering speech on the state of the country's politics and announced he would no longer seek re-election for the Senate in 2018.
Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake was critical of Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign and has clashed with the President regularly over the past year. He railed against the rise of Trumpism in his August book, "Conscience of a Conservative."
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